Elephone is one of the Chinese smartphone brands that entered India post Xiaomi’s wildly successful launch in the country last year. The company has already launched a number of smartphones in the country at attractive price points, including the P7000. The company has now announced that it will launch its P8000 smartphone in the country in a partnership with iberry, under the Auxus brand. The phone will be named the iberry Auxus PRIME P8000, according to an official announcement from Elephone. While the phone will otherwise be identical to its international version, Elephone says the Indian version of the phone will include support for all the LTE bands currently operational in the country, including TDD-LTE support on Band 40 (2.3 GHz). The handset is expected to be launched in India by the end of this month, and will be available exclusively online via Snapdeal.com.
Coming to the hardware specifications of the smartphone, as mentioned already, the device will carry basically the exact same hardware as the Elephone P8000, but with added support for LTE bands in India. So the iberry Auxus PRIME P8000 will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p OGS display, and will come with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded with the help of a microSD card. The handset is powered by the MediaTek MT6753 processor which comes with an embedded octa-core CPU clocked at a maximum frequency of 1.3 GHz alongside a Mali-T720 GPU. The device comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed, and Elephone promises an upgrade to Android M at some stage.
Coming to the phone’s connectivity options, the P8000 comes with support for 4G LTE and 3G HSPA+, alongside Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS. It also comes with dual micro SIM support and carries a rather large 4,165 mAh battery. Just like the Elephone P7000, the P8000 will also have a fingerprint scanner. The phone measures 155.2 mm in length, 76.6 mm in width and 9.2 mm in thickness. As for the cameras, the primary one has a 13-megapixel Samsung CMOS sensor and comes with LED flash, while the secondary camera has a 5-megapixel sensor.
Announcing the launch of the phone and the partnership with Auxus in India, Elephone sales supervisor Nico said, “We are very glad to have an OEM collaboration with Auxus for India market and we look forward to bringing in more products for Indian customers to meet their demand in terms of specifications and after-sales support”.